WYDEN-MURKOWSKI. The Times. “Until now, the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, has not seen a single member of his caucus dare to buck his fierce opposition to a law requiring fuller disclosure of campaign contributions. But last month, Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, broke through the partisan wall to propose a badly needed mandate for transparency by the growing army of unrestricted, unidentified donors who underwrite attack ads and other stealth tactics that have so disfigured American politics.”
SOUTH FORWARD LAUNCH. Politico. “Former DNC chairman Donald Fowler and his wife Carol Fowler will help launch a new Democratic effort to revitalize the party’s fortunes across the South.”
INAUGURATION: THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT. Roll Call. “The Democratic senator from New York held a news conference Monday to describe the app, which can be downloaded on any smartphone by going to the JCCIC website (www.inaugural.senate.gov).”
WAL-MART EMAILS RELEASED. Story here. “The lawmakers say the emails contradict earlier claims by Wal-Mart that executives weren’t aware of bribes being made by the company.”
SUIT ON POLITICAL DISCLOSURE. Many thanks to Steven Sholk for sharing this item on a lawsuit involving corporate disclosure of political activity.
FL: ETHICS BILL. Story here. “With ethics reform on the front burner for Republican leaders in both chambers, Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, on Monday became the first lawmaker to file ethics legislation for the upcoming session.”
GA: CAP PASSES. Story here. “New state Senate rules adopted Monday set some weak limits on what lobbyists can give lawmakers, but those restrictions include big loopholes.”
NYC: RACE FOR MAYOR. NY Post. “The city’s Campaign Finance Board is welcoming him to the race in typical establishment fashion: by readying a heap of fines and violations.”
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